Daily Dawg Tags: Joe Thomas ranked No. 23 overall


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Friday, June 24.

Well, the party is over Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers are still champions, but it is time to get back to reality. Hey, at least it’s Friday.

The Cleveland Browns are still over a month away from the beginning of training camp, so it remains a time for speculation and preseason honors.

The offensive line once again comes up in articles, as it remains a major question heading into the 2016 season. The only sure thing is Joe Thomas, who received an honor of his own yesterday.

That and more as we take a look at some stories that made the airwaves yesterday.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: Joe Thomas No. 23 overall in NFL Top 100

"The NFL Network Top 100 is a list filled with incredible talent, which is voted on by the same players who grace the list. Ending up on the list is a great honor, as it means other players in the league recognize one’s talent and feel it needs to be pointed out."

Cleveland Browns: 4 thoughts on the state of the offensive line

"The offensive line is an intriguing position for the Cleveland Browns. With all the talk about the retired jersey listing 24 quarterbacks’ names, the uncertainty surrounding the wide receiving corps and the apparent non-story about the tight end position, thetransformation of the once small athletic offensive line into a big, bruising offensive line has been lost in the shuffle."

Rookies visit Hall of Fame as part of rookie transition program (cleveland.com)

"Cleveland Browns rookies were able to get a taste of history this week when they watched the Cleveland Cavaliers win the city’s first championship in 52 years. Thursday, they had a chance to get a taste of NFL history when they paid a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the team’s rookie transition program."

Rookies taking part in rookie transition program this week (Dawgs by Nature)

"We previously highlighted how the Cleveland Browns’ 2016 rookie class participated in a youth football camp last week. We also noted how the AFC and NFC Rookie Symposiums were put to an end this year in lieu of individual team programs. For the Browns and most other teams in the NFL, those programs, called the “NFL Rookie Transition Program,” commenced this week and appears to be running from Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23rd."

Karlos Dansby: Guys just shut down on Browns in 2015 (NFL.com)

"There’s little doubt the Cleveland Browns needed a change in direction after last season’s listless 3-13 showing. Linebacker Karlos Dansby recently provided some insight on just how difficult it was to keep the locker room motivated and together as another season slipped away under erstwhile coach Mike Pettine."

NFL News:

Jameis Winston visits victim of Orlando shooting (The Pewter Plank)

"There were a lot of “experts” in the NFL landscape that doubted Jameis Winston.  They all said he wouldn’t be an appropriate representative of the Buccaneers’ franchise.  Everyone said he didn’t learn from his mistakes, and that he would be a problem.  Well, hopefully all of the haters are paying attention. Young Jameis proved once again why he is the perfect face of the franchise."

Panel studying Vegas stadium plan presented revised numbers (ESPN.com)

"A day after Las Vegas won a bid for an NHL expansion team, a governor’s panel studying a proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium to lure a pro football franchise was greeted Thursday with a pep talk and changing financial figures."

Eric Decker wants resolution on Fitzpatrick before camp (PFT)

"Jets coach Todd Bowles said last week that there’s no “drop-dead deadline” for the team to come to an agreement with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, but one of Fitzpatrick’s top targets from last season feels like there should be one."